Can CRISPR gene edited seeds be grown organically? Organic farmers and advocates are split – Genetic Literacy Project

The International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movements (IFOAM) said, in a paper, that “new genetic engineering technologies… are not compatible
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/01/25/can-crispr-gene-edited-seeds-be-grown-organically-organic-farmers-and-advocates-are-split/

Less Browning and Lower Acrylamide Levels Achieved in Potatoes Thanks to CRISPR- Crop Biotech Update (January 26, 2022) | ISAAA.org

Less Browning and Lower Acrylamide Levels Achieved in Potatoes Thanks to CRISPR- Crop Biotech Update (January 26, 2022) | ISAAA.org
— Read on www.isaaa.org/kc/cropbiotechupdate/article/default.asp

UK Announces Simpler Rules on Gene Editing for the Benefit of Farmers- Crop Biotech Update (January 26, 2022) | ISAAA.org

UK Announces Simpler Rules on Gene Editing for the Benefit of Farmers- Crop Biotech Update (January 26, 2022) | ISAAA.org
— Read on www.isaaa.org/kc/cropbiotechupdate/article/default.asp

World’s first CRISPR-edited sugarcane developed in Brazil – Future Farming

Scientists from Embrapa Agroenergia in Brazil have developed the first sugarcane varieties edited using CRISPR gene editing technology. The edited
— Read on www.futurefarming.com/crop-solutions/worlds-first-crispr-edited-sugarcane-developed-in-brazil/

GMO 25-year safety endorsement: 280 science institutions, more than 3,000 studies – Genetic Literacy Project

Despite vehement public debate, there is an overwhelming scientific consensus that GE foods present no greater risk than non-GMO crops, and provide many
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/01/21/gmo-20-year-safety-endorsement-280-science-institutions-more-3000-studies/

Viewpoint: How the hazard-based, European-promoted ‘Precautionary Principle’ has undermined global agriculture — and why we should kill it – Genetic Literacy Project

wenty years is a long time in the wilderness. Since 2001 and the European Environment Agency’s publication, Late Lessons from Early Warnings, the European
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/01/24/viewpoint-how-the-hazard-based-european-promoted-precautionary-principle-has-undermined-global-agriculture-and-why-we-should-kill-it/

Red Delicious apples suck, so good thing they’re no longer the most-produced in American orchards.

The loathsome fruit has finally slipped from its spot as the dominant apple in American orchards, and not a moment too soon.
— Read on slate.com/human-interest/2018/08/red-delicious-apples-suck-so-good-thing-theyre-no-longer-the-most-produced-in-american-orchards.html

Emergency pesticide authorisation approved to protect sugar beet in England if specific conditions are met – GOV.UK

Temporary emergency authorisation granted with threshold for use and strict controls in place
— Read on www.gov.uk/government/news/emergency-pesticide-authorisation-approved-to-protect-sugar-beet-if-specific-conditions-are-met

Viewpoint: ‘Pesticide toxicity has plunged by 98%’ — Misplaced campaign targeting synthetic farm chemicals ignores sustainable advances – Genetic Literacy Project

Modern agricultural technologies, including genetic modifications, synthetic fertilizers, and pesticides to control crop killers are increasing
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/01/20/viewpoint-pesticide-toxicity-has-plunged-by-98-misplaced-campaign-targeting-synthetic-farm-chemicals-ignores-sustainable-advances/

Opinion: Genetically modified crops are tools of sustainability | Agri-Pulse Communications, Inc.

In this opinion piece, Jake Leguee, a Canadian producer and member of the Global Farmer Network, discusses the HB4 wheat (Bioceres) approval and what that could mean for wheat farmers globally.
— Read on www.agri-pulse.com/articles/17024-opinion-genetically-modified-crops-are-tools-of-sustainability